Hello! Thank you for your interest in Boise Cotillion. Boise Cotillion was established in 1998. Over 3,500 children in the greater Treasure Valley have participated in Boise Cotillion. Themed dance parties are held monthly in a beautiful ballroom. Each monthly party builds on the social graces taught from the prior dance, along with professional dance instruction. Cotillion serves children in the 4th-9th grades. Cotillion dress is traditional semi-formal or themed, and girls wear gloves. The Cotillion Season is normally held from November-April.
Currently, beginning with our November 2021 Inaugural Ball, Cotillion will be on hold. Please view the newsletter for complete information (newsletter tab above).We will update the website monthly, hoping to begin as soon as it is appropriate to be in an enclosed environment, and social distancing not essential. We are hopeful that we can begin Cotillion again soon. Please view the example below of a typical Cotillion Season and more specifics regarding the program. When able, we will post the new dates on this website.
All past Cotillion Alumni members will receive a priority email invitation when we are ready to begin this Season 2021-2022. Newly interested can pre-register on the Enrollment Page (see tab above). Pre-registration means that you will receive an emailed invitation, just 3 days after alumni, and prior to the open posting on the website along with public outreach. When pre-registered you will also receive a monthly newsletter. Any new enrollee will need to pay a registration fee, along with the Cotillion fee at time of enrollment anyway.
If you are newly interested in Cotillion please read the information below and then go to the green enrollment tab above to pre-register for an early invitation. By pre-registering now, you will automatically receive an early emailed invitation with priority enrollment for the 2021-2022 Cotillion Season.
What is Cotillion?
Cotillion has been around since the early 1800’s. Today Cotillions are present in many cities. Cotillion is considered by many, to be a part of a child’ social education.
Boise Cotillion will offer dance instruction and exposure to proper social etiquette, in a fun, age appropriate party atmosphere. Children will gain an appreciation of the joy of a variety of music and dance, as well as practice good manners and gracious behavior. Each party/lesson will offer instruction in traditional social dances as well as popular favorites. Partners are arranged, and change often. Each child will have approximately eight different partners per night. Emphasis will be placed on proper social etiquette and fun.
Through instruction and practice, good manners become second nature, and children gain confidence and poise because they know how to handle themselves in a variety of social situations. They have fun with their friends, meet new friends from throughout the city, dance, win prizes and enjoy refreshments, while learning social etiquette that will contribute to future success. The parties will be strictly supervised by a combination of the Cotillion directors, the dance instructor, paid assistants and parent chaperones. Appropriate behavior is required of all Cotillion members.
Young ladies shall wear a party dress and appropriate dancing shoes. Shoes should be comfortable, and the heels appropriate for dancing. Cotillion dress is on the conservative side. Please no strapless, backless, midriff or dresses that are too revealing. Short white gloves are required.
Gentlemen shall wear a suit or sports coat (blazer and khakis) tie, dark socks, and shoes that are leather type tie or loafer, no athletic shoes. Theme dances, the dress should be appropriate to theme or Cotillion wear.
The 23rd Season
You are Cordially Invited to Attend the 2021-2022
Boise Cotillion Season of Dance Parties Held in the "Crystal Ballroom" of the Historic Hoff Building
802 W. Bannock Suite 202 Boise, Idaho
Cotillion Directors: Mrs. Denise Hodges and Mr. William Hodges Dance Instructor and Director: Ms. Natalie Gallegos and Guest Instructors
Held once a month on Thursdays
This will be updated when we are able to hold Cotillion
SAMPLE INVITATION ONLY
November Inaugural BallIntroduction to Cotillion
December Holiday GalaBring $5.00 wrapped gift
January Nifty 50's Dance Theme dress and music
February Sweetheart Dance Valentines Fun
March All American Western Theme dress and music
April Spring Prom Dinner Option/ Parents invited last 15 min.
Times for Cotillion 4th-5th Grade 5:45-7:00 6th-9th Grade 7:15-8:30
(times and class combinations may be adjusted depending on enrollment)
$25 Registration Fee: one time fee, first year of Cotillion Enrollment
(Pre-registration available now on Enrollment page)
$250.00 or Installment Plan (not accepting enrollment currently)
Pay with cash, check, or PayPay (credit card or direct)